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, president obama's talking about the law's benefits. highlighting one woman's story. >> she was one of the 3.1 million young people that this law helped cover because they could join their parents' plan. and that means that when she was diagnosed with a potentially deadly autoimmune disorder she got the care she needed. in the letter she wrote, i'm grateful because the affordable care act saved my life, saved my family from bankruptcy and gave me a future. >> this law is saving lives. how does the republican national committee counter that? quote, the white house is trying to woo young people, really? it's offensive that the democrats think that they can make things right with a social and some warm up talking points. i'll tell you what's offensive, when the republicans call the website president obama's katrina or that when obama care is terrorizing the country, or when a group backed by billionaires used a creepy uncle sam to try to scare young people not to get insurance. that was offensive, but helping millions of americans get insurance is working, and they can't handle it. joining me n
't hear president obama talk about it i assume these people are being can did it and honest these experts on security. >> if there is a security breach in which millions of people lose their personal information. >> hanging out there. >> all these ifs. the whole thing now is, look, both sides are not telling the whole truth. if the republicans say we're all going to die, it's a disaster, the socialists have taken over, and everybody is going to pay more for their healthcare or lose it or get cancellation notices tomorrow, the president and democrats say everybody is going to love it, it's going to be great. we already know that that part of -- you can keep your healthcare plan and your doctor, period, wasn't the whole truth. the other side has to play out now, too. and i think. >> you have to sort of -- do they both throw their fire bombs at each other and find out is there real security in this system? >> we'll find out. >> i don't want to find out after the fact though. i would like to know before i sign on. >> the whole point -- that's the whole point is for the republicans and anybody
for the politics lead. first rule about re-branding obama care, you do not talk about obama care. today the white house launched a three-week blitz on the public's perception of the affordable care act. because, according to press secretary jay carney, obama care does not exist anymore. here's what he told cnn's jim acosta. >> jim, i, first of all, there's not an insurance policy called obama care. i think it's important to your viewers that they understand they're purchasing private insurance. >> still, the president didn't shy away from the term today when he was defending the law. >> that seems to be the only alternative that obama care's critics have is, let's just go back to the status quo because they sure haven't presented an alternative. >> so what's in a name? let's bring in our panel, editor of the "weekly standard," bill kristol, former arkansas senator and chairwoman of the it's my business coalition, blanche linco lincoln, and washington bureau che chief for "usa today" susan page. former president bill clinton is slapping down reports a few weeks ago he was trying to give hillary cl
. when is a administration came in, when obama talked in 2008 about fundamental transformation of the nation, they went after the major pillars of u.s. capitalism. they went after the health care sector, the financial sector, and they went after the energy sector. they really like this shows they don't care about the eagles, they only care about remaking the energy sector. we have seen so many green energy boondoggles that have cost the taxpayers billions of dollars, now we are going to see the lives of eagles caught up in the fundamental transition. stuart: if they were to say he cannot kill golden eagles, you have to shut windfarms down. so, the point is these sacrificed. charles: didn't we hear the argument a porcupine caribou, re-conception of certain salamanders. the polar bear, the woodpecker, they use all these things even with keystone people talk about certain species that were endangered. according to the wildlife society lecture 888 were killed. 573 birds were killed. this is mass killing of species of animals that supposedly to your point the obama crowd loved these
. >> obama goes out, tries to divide, isolate, goes back to the same campaign talking points, republicans are evil and we're go. and i just don't think he pulls it out on this one. >> wait a second, you said it was bait and switch. there is no bait and switch here. the truth is that there were 30 to 40 million people uninsured. milli milli millions. >> it will still be bankrupt and they won't be insured. >> i'm just telling you it is the reality. >> let me give you the reality check and let me educate here, if you like your plan, you can't keep it, cancellation letters are coming. if you like your doctor, a lot of people are losing it. people are not saving $2500 per family per year. all of these promises are not being fulfilled for the majority of americans. >> in your old age you're getting cranky and left in the dust. and mercedes just said -- >> this is beyond the website. >> you know what, we're going to get past the website. >> let's get past the website. the mere fact that the website has been so poorly managed and the fact that we have given this president so much power to control
to put it. >> president obama talking about it the other day. >> but the fact is the situation's gotten worse in the last three years. more than 90% of the income increases over the past three years have gone to the top 1%. so it's possible that you have -- look, these are great numbers. but the fact is that a lot of people are not feeling it, even if they have a job. so i don't think that it's just the jobless rate that people look at, because only jobless rate that counts is the one in your household. a lot of people may have a job, but it's not enough of a job, or it doesn't pay enough, or it's only part-time, whatever it is, and that's why you see the differential between, hey, look, the jobless rate is going down, and people going, i think we're on the wrong track. >> candy crowley, the brilliant candy crowley, thank you for joining me. tune in for stre"state of the u" at 9:00 in the morning. >> here's breaking news we have to get to now. as we reported a couple minutes ago, as many as six people taken to a hospital in mexico for radiation poisoning. think of the timing here becaus
is an important point to keep in mind. we're talking about a health care plan in terms of obama care, affordable care act, whatever you want to call it, that's going to provide health care coverage for tens of millions of americans that did not have it previously. you're talking about people who had pre-existing conditions that were not able to get health care coverage before let's not pretend like this notion of deductibles and co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses is somehow a new phenomenon. that had been the norm of our health care practice. >> i want to tell you this, it's not the notion of deductibles or the notion of premiums. it's not the notion of doctors and hospitals. it's the fact, it's the reality. it's the volume. it's the level. that's what's missing. and you know why it's missing? because whatever government does with their rationing and their controls, they do it wrong. we've learned this for thousands of years. and i can't give you a lecture tonight. chris kofinis, you take this emanuel guy, put him in moth balls, buddy. mike slater, great to see you. and dr. scott gottlieb, as al
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on "morning joe" we'll talk to chris matthews ahead of his interview with president obama. plus, pastor rick warren will be here for a special part one of a special two day appearance. and why the richest man on wall street is taking aim at apple. the new issue of "time" possible files karl icahn. and top stories in the politico playbook. but first bill karins. >> the east coast is warm but suffering in the heartland. this storm really like mid-winter, as cold as it gets and the snow and ice. it's a rough start to winter. let's show you first off what's happening yesterday. minnesota got nailed by this snowstorm. some areas around duluth three feet of snow. in colorado the mountains got it too and the temperatures -- it's minus 26 wind chill right now in denver. let me show you my airport concerns for today. again, the most impacts from this current storm will be felt later tonight and tomorrow in the deep south but denver, albuquerque, oklahoma city, dallas and atlanta all possible airport implications today but mostly late in the day. the cold air has made it down now to dallas. temperatur
example of the obama administration tripping over its own feet? because here was an opportunity to engage with pope francis, who is a pope talking about poverty, talking about the things most catholics care about, issues of income inequality, things that the obama administration cares about. >> but how's this conflict with that? >> they allow themselves to get beat up for it. it was a dumb move not to position this better. $1.4 million isn't going to do much -- >> charlie, do you really believe -- you just said it, i guess you do, that the president's blown a chance to salute the good social policies and statements of the pope? you still can't do that? >> what i'm saying is that catholic voters are the swing voters in america. >> you're speaking my language. >> they're a complex electorate. you know that better than anyone, chris. but in this case, i really think the obama administration made a logical choice. it's about real estate, as you said, about savings, small savings. don't you think they could have packaged this a little bit better and not allowed the republicans to open the door
with bonus facial hair when we return. >>> president obama is now citing the pope in his push to talk about the income equality. what some are calling the best economic speech of his presidency ahead. >>> today, john boehner, speaker if you're seeing spots before your eyes... it's time... for aveeno® positively radiant face moisturizer. [ female announcer ] only aveeno® has an active naturals total soy formula that instantly brightens skin. and helps reduce the look of brown spots in just 4 weeks. for healthy radiant skin. try it for a month. then go ahead and try to spot a spot. aveeno® positively radiant. naturally beautiful results. >>> today, john boehner, speaker of the least productive house of representatives in history took the floor to cast the blame elsewhere. >> to date, the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. the senate, the president, continue to stand in the way of the people's priorities. when will they start listening to the american people? >> job trying to shift the blame to the senate. but the reality is t
to democratic candidates? will the bulk of them run on obama care? >> i think when you talk to 2014 candidates now, they are extremely nervous about this because mo may be right in the passage of time this turns out to be a very successful program that transforms the american medical system. hard to envision it having sorted out its many problems by next november. democrats are very concerned about how they handle it and what you hear democratic candidates say now is it's a good plan, we need to fix it, acknowledging there are things that need to change. hard to do when republicans won't get on board -- >> i think what you're hearing more and more democrats say it's a good plan, there are problems that need to be fixed, and that's what we are trying to do while the other side is trying to break it. the other side is trying to kill the plan and going so far as to shut the government down causing a $24 billion hit to our economy. that's not the solution. the solution is to strengthen it where it needs to be strengthened, fix stuff that needs to be fixed and amplify it where it need to be am plie
, whether you're talking about new york city and de blasio or obama and the rest of the country. how much do you as a country or a nation want to offset these much bigger global forces and when do you kill the goose that lays the golden egg. that's the question. >> and you know, no country really does income quality terribly well that i know of. >> sweden, norway. >> some of those social democracies have had less of that. they don't have high-end wealth in the same way that we do here. anyh anyhow, it is an issue. >> it's a consequence of growth. >> inequality can lead to social unrest. >> all right. >> take one thing away sfli don't think we're going to solve it today but to the yahoo! poll and see what you think. here is our question of the day. the president speaking about income inequality. what is the solution? 19% of you say raise the minimum wage. 51% say more tax breaks for the middle class. 17% say raise taxes on the rich. >> surprising. >> and 13% say limit executive pay. sue? >> very interesting. all right. it's getting really cold out there. a cold snap gripping the western half
, and the story raised, benghazi health care, there is really no reason to talk about the cover-up, benghazi, but they will keep talking about it. these right wing stories will continue ad nauseum, because that is what they're going to think. >> if it were the case, that obama care just capriciously denied a toddler health care, and there is that old adage, winston churchhill, about a lie getting spread all over the world. >> and the story was already debunked before it appeared on "hannity." and fox pushed this other story within the last few days about a cancer survivor who was going to not have insurance, and just basically die if he -- you know, the cancer came back. and they had him on, and an insurance broker got in touch with him off the air and said wow, you still have insurance. you didn't get cancelled. again, that story did not hold up. fox has not addressed that issue. >> there is something kind of sick about it. these are actual people lying. people are defending these stories, i don't begrudge them anything. but to sort of manipulate people this way, scaring people as we are tr
're going to talk about everything from obama care to the debt ceiling and whether or not the art of compromise is dead in washington. we have the unique perspective of a former beltway insider right after this. >>> first, though, as we head to the break, let's take a look at the biggest winners and losers on the s&p year-to-date. >>> welcome back, everybody. our guest host this morning, former senator bob kerrey who was the executive chairman for research and scholarship. and bob, we've had you on most of the morning and haven't touched on what's been happening in washington. big headlines this morning from all of the major newspapers focus on what's happening with obama care right now. the "new york times" is claiming that insurers say the health care website is still flawed. the "wall street journal" says that connecticut is considering bypassing some of the back ends just to check to make sure that people are actually residents and whether or not they would qualify for a lot of the aid. and with the deadline approaching january 1st for when a lot of the health insurance plans
have not talked about it yet. many people taking insurance through obama care but another 7 or 8 million or more will get it through medicaid expansion and that's important. >> the republicans do seem to be standing down on the repeal obama care or not fund the government. they are now pubically making it very clear there is no chance of another government shut down over this issue. >> well, if you come close to committing political suicide once, most parties usually learn something from that experience. and i think they know perfectly well if they tried to shut down the government over obama care, they would take all of the attention away from the problems of obama care and put it on them. they fell way behind in all of the polls so i would be stunned. i have never been fully surprised by anything that happens on the hill but i would be really stunned if they tried to go through that again. it just wouldn't help them. >> there is a big problem in the numbers that we are hearing reported. there is no definition of what it means to be enrolled. each state is reporting the numbers
the commercial break. i want to start with howard because you grabbed me. what do we see with the barack obama who is usually a bit d distant, what did we learn from him? >> you got a once in a lifetime opportunity here in a lifetime opportunity to talk to a president about what it's like to be president while he's president. i thought he made the moral case for obama care, for you folks to consider obama care as a measure of community in america. that's what motivates barack obama. he knows it's tough. >> the last 15 minutes of this interview were great. i thought he made a very compelling case for his own decency. whatever the screw ups were manageri managerially. >> in the first half of that interview, you saw a man who was incredibly frustrated by what he sees as the smallness of the debate in washington. or we boil it down to petty fights, frustrated incredibly with the republicans and the media. but in the second half of the interview, i saw the man i met in 2004, where he was an activist using politics to move forward, somebody who really is in league or in line with the way the pope fe
continue to use it and hammer it with president obama going to visit the fasters this weekend. he's going to continue to talk about immigration even if he knows it's a lot of cause. >> the republicans have won the big issue called the health care. the the democrats have seven that terry mcauliffe used in that governor's race and frankly every democrat running for the u.s. senate is going to use. immigration is one of them, contraception. we can go down the list. >> i think if you're a politician running in 2014, the key is don't be part of washington. chris christie ran a great campaign because he did not think about the republican model or obama, he bashed everyone and i think those are the candidates who will do well next year. a democrat who says i'm not with obama and i'm also opposed to the tea party. that's the key, to stay away from either party because neither party is popular right now. >> i still think this is sort of what this whole distrust of government, disillusionment, it's going to have this huge impact that i don't think we quite understand and it's going to take us a yor
here in this particular hearing. >> really? this is nothing new. republicans talk impeachment every time they disagree with the president and his policies. libya, obama care, gun policy, you name it. the 113th congress, you know what they're going to do, go down as the least productive congress in modern history. the only thing republicans have done is try to repeal obama care over 40 times chs they haven't weren'ted an alternative, haven't worked to improve the law. just say no to everything. now they're wasting the american people's time, holding these hearings. president obama is right. republicans do owe it to the american people to be honest and tell us exactly what you are for. why are you against minimum wage? and everything else that's on the table when it comes to jobs? today the president spoke about income inequality and upward mobility. i thought it was one of the best economic perspective speeches he has ever given. this is what the obama administration is all about. this is what this president is about. this is, i think, why people voted for him. he cares about those w
. >> not too early to be talking about healthcare.gov. this is what the obama website looks like today. this is brand-new. see plans before i apply. what's different is -- they were afraid to put this out in the beginning because they thought sticker shock would scare people away but now you can click on that. what's interesting is the sticker shock is going to overwhelm people. i was reading today if you are 35 years old, a couple living in el paso, texas, you get the blue cross-blue shield plan, the premium is less than $300 a month but the deductible is $12,000 a year. this is not what we were promised. >> not at all. also on the website, i saw was they added a q. and a. area where it says can i keep my own doctor because everyone has been asking. it answers depending on the plan you choose and the marketplace, you may -- not you can -- you may be able to keep your own doctor, certainly raising eyebrows and suspicions when it comes to remembering and recalling the president's promise that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctors. chris wallace, ezekiel emanual behind it al
filibustered for 14 hours to protest u.s. drone strikes. chris will talk with the architect of the healthcare overhaul. a former adviser to president obama, this sunday on "fox news sunday" on your local fox station. >> a fox report now. more headlines. rescuers airlifted a 19-year-old hiker today more than 13 hours after they say she fell down a ravine, trapping herself overnight. it happened in the san gabe guardrail mountains north and east of los angeles. he sheriff said the hiker lost the strength to walk out on her own. officials say she is now recovering. >>> a couple is restoring what disney's childhood home in chicago. the new owners say they plan to turn it into a museum with the goal of enhancing and exploring childhood creativity. they hope to raise about a half million dollars for the renovation. walt disney would have celebrated his 112th birthday yesterday. >> eating healthy can cost also more money, or a lot, and health expects say it's worth it. how much we spend to eat fresh food may surprise you. ♪ [ female announcer ] to bake. or not to bake. that is a silly question. ba
on getting rid of president obama. impeach him, they say. and no issue has driven this impeachment talk more than the president's signature achievement, health care. forget that it's starting to help millions of americans, it's an impeachable offense. >> our next guest says the effects of the president's actions over the years rises to the level of an impeachable offense. >> an impeachable offense. granted, that's fox news, but it might as well be the republican party. today the house gop held a hearing on the president's failure to execute the nation's laws. during it, congressman darrell issa, a man who's been on a witch hunt against this administration from day one actually compared the president to nixon. and this birther congressman came right out with it. >> we've also talked about the "i" word, impeachment, which again i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. >> am i missing anything? >> here's what you're missing. you have no grounds to impeach the president. and let's be honest. this isn't just about health care. oh, no. that's one of the reasons they want to
to obama care? i mean, i've never heard the word evil used to many times. i love the way sarah palin is unbelievely delicious at this. she talks about and those death panels are in there. i love the way she says the death panels are in there somewhere. like they're creeping around inside. >> i mean, sam very rightly and logically said these people should stop because the president said, repeated today, and reminded them that he's going to be in office. he can veto anything. so they ought to calm down. but the fact is when you watch a few of those clips and when you talk to people in the movement and when you cover some of these groups and so forth, you realize that there's something else going on here. it isn't just a piece of legislation with these people. it's a kind of crusade against some deeply evil force. it almost harks back to the days when people were worried about communist infiltration and there were people from abroad that were going to control every aspect of your life. in the clips they used words like killing and death. and they used the words of war and life and death
talks about our revolutionary right to over throw it. >> that was whether or not president obama was holding up his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the nation's laws and what the consequences are if he is not. and the testimony got fierce, at times. >> i agree entirely that the president cannot simply refuse to enforce a law for policy reasons. >> the center of gravity is shifting. and that makes it unstable. and within that system you have the rise of an uber-presidency. there could be no greater danger for individual liberty. >> if the people come to believe the government is no longer constrained by the laws, they will conclude that neither are they. >> as james madison warned, the accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. >> joining me now, republican congressman bob goodlatte, the chairman there you just saw in the meeting there today. mr. chairman, that is rather extraordinary to see folks from all stripes, all ideological stripes, including the very left leaning lawy
at you and the politicians keep rates low the order to buy votes. charles: do you talk to your friends and liberal kids, the obama administration pocketed $41 billion in interest of these loans as they said we are going to get rid of them, vote for me, you can't have it both ways, making tons of money. >> they continue to vote for these policies. never have we seen again degeneration so immediately affected by the policies they voted for themselves twice. you saw young people vote for obama and now they're being negatively affected by the same policies almost immediately. stuart: isn't it obvious kids in college saddled with massive debt and don't have a good job probably when they walk out university boards. are they not beginning to see politics in a different light? >> that would be the common sense way of looking at it but on college campuses we see politicians frame it in ways of social issues. that is the way it was in the election cycle but these young people in 2012, look at obamacare. we see policies so quickly turned against the generation that voted for them in 2012 and you
on and on of dignitaries. >> of course, with president obama and three of his predecessors going to south africa, you can imagine what robin was talking about, and that is security and the kind of complex situation they're dealing with potentially a nightmare. secret service had very little time to prepare for the trip. athena jones is joining us at the white house. we're very much aware of what it takes. there's not a lot of advance work when you have the limited amount of time. air force one expected to touch down what, early tomorrow morning? >> early tomorrow morning. i think about 1:00 a.m., they'll be making a fuel stop on the way. bottom line, these are the kinds of trips that take weeks and months to prepare. this was compressed into a very short time line. the spokesman for the secret service say they've done things in less time and an they've known that any son mandela was ill for some time and they've been working with the state department and south african government. they have agents based in pretoria and rome able to work on logistics necessary 37 they're the same protocols are required any
the first election against obama. >> it was interesting. i was having lunch with a friend today who is the executive director at the feminist press talking about what this time means and the intersection of race and gender and poverty and privilege that we're literally between a barack and hillary place. there is something going on looking at race and gender and i think the black community is very forgiving. r. kelly can still sell out arenas. so i think it is more really bill who hurt the community with some of his flippant remarks and they pushed their privilege. >> all the black leaders who have been quoted are saying full, square center he is being for given and she is being forgiven. >> and this time in history is very -- it's almost as important as the policies. i think they also have to look at who michelle is in this relationship because if you want to get the black vote you get to black women. black women are who showed up and rallied around barack and really made that happen. she is the one who is black and woman. >> i like how you call everybody by their first name. >> i
. that was barack obama in january of 2008. we have a chart of electricity prices right now if we can. they are right now believe it or not at all time highs. people and not talking about it but they will soon. interestingly at the end of the day the epa a cash am out with an announcement that they will be flexible on these new rules and will give states greater with respect to this stuff. going higher and higher and other things going on in the economy, maybe they will pull back a little bit and that will be good for these coal companies particularly natural resources, today it is a 75% even before this news i thought they were turning the corner, they weather the storm. next year fiscal year the consensus is the will make $2.03, two month ago the consensus was $1.25, wall street is coming around to the idea that the bottom line which we know a lot of that was cost savings and things like that but maybe they weathered the storm. this stock is off to the races. lori: what about the fundamentals, the seasonality, the supply, the potential for further exploration of other energy sources
to not only prevent him from doing, but to repeal it, and as steve talked about, have nothing in the alternative to present once they do successfully repeal it, which they won't. >> president obama said something today that builds on your point, steve. >> if despite all the millions of americans are benefitting from it, you think the law is a bad idea, you have to tell us what you would do specifically to cut costs, cover more people, make it more secure, you can't say it was working with 41 million people without health insurance. you can't just say the system was working when you had a whole bunch of people who thought they had decent insurance and when they got sick, it wasn't there for them, or they were left in tens of thousands of dollars in out of pocket cost that were impossible to pay. >> that's your point rlsh that this republican party is no longer willing, even at the fringes of the republican party, to talk about those kinds of issues. >> there's no argument about what the president said. clearly, the american health plan wasn't working, from an inflation perspect
to enforce that tapering is not tapering, like changing the unemployment threshold they have been talking about. larry, back to you. >>> all right, many thanks to bob pisani. now, it looks like more and more like obama care is failing so badly that a bailout is already in the works for the nation's biggest health insurance companies. and that's because of what many are calling the perfect storm. not enough young people enrolling, too many older and sicker people signing up, also there are too many errors in the reporting back end of the health care.gov website. and today, they admitted to the appallingly big error rate. and 65% oppose a rescue for the health insurance industry. you know what, folks. one big bank bailout five yearers ago more than enough, thanks very much. here is independent senior policy analyst hadley heath and with us democratic strategist tracy sefl, lenwood brooks, policy director for public notice and cnbc contributor james pethokoukis of the american enterprise institute. good evening. heather, let me -- let me begin with you. what is up with this? what are they ca
foreign dignitaries expected to attend, president obama along with former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. >>> agreeing to talks to try to calm rising political tensions. comes after violent riots like this one where protesters toppled a statue of soviet state founder vladmir lenin. >>> three 3:00 new inductees to the baseball hall of fame. joe torre, tony la ruse sachs bobby cox were unanimously elected to enter the hall in cooperstown, new york. between the three managers, eight world series championships. induction ceremonies will be held july 27th. those are the headlines. back to adam and tracy. adam: lauren green, thank you very much. tracy: channeling her sportscaster voice. adam: taxes only three weeks left to make last minute changes that can save you money on this year's return. gerri willis has your tax guide. gerri's, this year's taxes hit wealthy filers. >> i feel like i'm talking to the god of taxation. adam: she wrote the book on it. tracy: i'm a little rusty. it is killer. they're killing everybody. >> they're killing everybody. i want to tell you
technology, thank you. joining me is dr. kavita batel, senior adviser to valerie jarrett in the obama administration, a fellow at the brookings institution. how are you feeling today? >> oh, a lot better than about a month ago, chris. >> well, you hit it well when i talked to you. you brought optimism and cheer to me when i was letting some of the panic get to me. what do you think this means? how big a deal is today? >> so, it's a big deal for all the reasons you've outlined, but going back to even why i was optimistic a month ago, as you covered it, in california and in other states, like kentucky, even despite this horrific website kind of rollout, it was working in places. so, i think that today is important. i don't think we should kind of say, all right, you know, hands up, we're done. >> nope. >> i think we still have -- let's be honest, we've got to make sure that we can get to december 23rd, which is, like, the last day possible to get people started on coverage on january 1st. and that's why people on the ground in the united states that are actually doing kind of the outrea
we've been talking about there's an enormous push behind getting some kind of a living wage or minimum wage passed. nothing much is happening in washington. president obama was in favor of a $9 minimum wage. now in favor of a $10.10-minute mum wage. not a lot going on in congress. in the states you can see there's a lot more going on. california recently passed a bill to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10. the highest in the country. district of columbia they are about to pass, i think, legislation that would take it up over $11. doing this in concert with two maryland counties because you want to avoid the factor if you raise the minimum wage in one place, walmart threatened not to go to washington. this is a controversial subject. in the context the bottom fifth of american families have lost 15% of their real income since the year 1999. these are hurting people. >> sam stein, this is a central issue from extending unemployment benefits -- you know, progressives have always been pushing for higher minimum wages, conservatives have been talking about keeping the minimum
. >> the empathy gap is what we're talking about here. they find it hard to be empathic with anybody struggling. the more they are in a cocoon. >> railroad there are those criticizing many in washington for having easier access to obama health care site as well. >> we put all those congressmen on the same kind of health care the rest of us have to have, i think there would be a lot quicker reform. >> in fact maybe ted cruz would not be railing so hard against it if he didn't have his wife's $40,000 a year cadillac -- whatever it is, however much it cost. >> both parties should take their party convention toss detroit. >> great call. >> harold ford guess the last piece of advice on the show. >> following capehart's lead. >> thank you to my raucous panel. that is all for now. i'll see you back tomorrow at noon eastern. "andrea mitchell reports" is coming up next. >>> i'm meteorologist bill karins. on this tuesday travel problems in the northern plains and northern rockies. a major winter storm. first the snow and then the cold will be following behind it. be careful areas like denver, a snowstorm
in to red lobster today and sea food differently. four perfect courses, just 15.99. >>> talk about a who's who of world leaders now converging on south africa to attend tomorrow's massive memorial service for nelson mandela. president obama is on his way, leading this national delegation of politicians and dignitaries. on air force one, former secretary of state, hillary clinton. also george and laura bush. several others. they're getting ready for this massive memorial. huge undertaking, and such a brief period of time. just think of the logistics here. this is just the beginning. after the memorial, mandela will lie in state for three days. and then be buried on sunday. and our chief international correspondent christian eon amanpour is live now from johannesburg where it's just after 10:00 at night your time. let's beginith this massive undertaking, the logistics and really the security at this stadium. >> yes, indeed, they're going -- obviously, as you can imagine, all out for security, and president obama is bringing three former u.s. presidents with him. not just george w. bush, bu
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